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BTS Agency Going Too Overboard? Fans Express Concerns On HYBE's New Releases After Community Briefing

BTS Agency Going Too Overboard? Fans Express Concerns On HYBE's New Releases After Community Briefing

Buzz 09:03AM EDT

HYBE shared their new company plans for the next months and 2022, however, it seems like the fans are not liking any of it.READ MORE

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Keep the Bulletproof Boy Scouts Close to You with These BTS Dolls [Amazon]

Buzz 02:06AM EDT

See why millions of fans love J-Hope, RM, Suga, V, Jin, Jungkook, and Jimin with these seven BTS Dolls, only available on Amazon.READ MORE

BTS fansigning event

5 K-Pop Albums You Don't Want to Miss as a Fan [Amazon]

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Here are K-pop albums you don't want to miss as a fan.READ MORE

Mamamoo's

K-Pop Fans Hijack #WhiteLivesMatter to Drown Out Racist Posts

Buzz 02:46AM EDT

K-Pop fandoms have stepped out of promoting their idols to hijack the #whitelivesmatter hashtag and drown out racist statements with Korean "fancams" on Wednesday, June 3.READ MORE

BTS

Every Day Is Stressful For Our Generation': BTS Talks Mental Health Awareness

Buzz 06:52AM EDT

BTS recently acknowledged the fact that everyone in the world is lonely. The members of the K-pop group said that they want to do their share in promoting mental health awareness.READ MORE

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Olympians Reveal They Listen To K-Pop To Get Psyched Before Competitions

Buzz 08:30AM EDT

Olympians Chloe Kim, Evgenia Medvedeva, Lee Yubin, Lim Hyojun, and more are all K-pop fans. The professional athletes are obsessed with BTS, CL, EXO, among many others.READ MORE

2018 Winter Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics: PSY's Gangnam Style Blasted In The Stadium During The Opening Ceremonies

Festivals 00:06AM EDT

The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea was a Kpop wonderland as the event play hits from Bigbang, Twice, Red Velvet, BTS, and PSY. The event opened to the 2012 viral hit 'Gangnam Style.'READ MORE

Conan O'Brien & Steven Yeun in

Conan O'Brien & Steven Yeun of 'TWD' Star in North Korean K-Pop Music Video "Fire" by JY Park

Buzz 11:31AM EDT

Conan O'Brien & Steven Yeun of 'TWD' Star in North Korean K-Pop Music Video "Fire" by JY ParkREAD MORE

K-Collection In Seoul

K-Pop Band BIGBANG Launch ‘MADE’ Tour U.S. Dates in Las Vegas; Tickets Soar!

Buzz 15:28PM EDT

On October 2, K-pop phenomenon BIGBANG will kick off the North American leg of their MADE world tour in Las Vegas, marking one of the largest K-pop tours in recent history. The quintet will hit six arena dates through a 12-day stretch, and tickets are the priciest at Newark's Prudential Center.READ MORE

Ailee (in red) will be one of several K-Pop touring the United States during March.

Ailee, San E and Jay Park Touring Together Across United States with One Surprising European Stop

Buzz 10:18AM EDT

A trio of K-Pop stars—Ailee, San E and Jay Park—will take part in a "world" tour featuring five North American dates during March. K-Pop acts are branching more and more into waters outside of Asia as the genre develops an audience in Europe and the United States but, as Billboard points out, rarely do acts actually tour together. Generally one act plots a few dates across the United States and can do well enough. The "Unite The Mic 2015 Tour" serves as a great sampler for those wanting to check the scene out...or as a great deal in general for American K-Pop fans.READ MORE

The interview

'The Interview' Lawsuit: K-Pop Artists Threatening Legal Action After Songs Used in Movie

Buzz 16:04PM EDT

Another layer of complexity has just been added to "The Interview," a Sony Pictures film that has permeated the news cycle for several weeks. This time, the company could face legal action from K-Pop artists Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae after the flick allegedly used their song without consent. "There were initial discussions about including the song in the film score, but negotiations stopped, so we were under the impression that it wasn't happening," FeelGhoodMusic said in a statement. "It was only after the film was released that we became aware of the song's unauthorized use, without taking the appropriate and necessary steps to complete a contract with the artists." THR reports roughly 10 to 15 seconds of the song appear in the movie. From NME: "The press release also noted the subject matter of the film — which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco and follows two American journalists recruited to kill Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea — stating, 'The artists were also hesitant about authorizing the use of the music, as the film is a very sensitive topic in Korea, so they are very surprised.'"READ MORE

The scene of the 4Minute concert tragedy.

South Korean Government Official for 4Minute Show in Commits Suicide after Police Questioning for Role in 16 Deaths at K-Pop Concert

Buzz 09:03AM EDT

The incident at a 4Minute concert in Korea that left 16 fans dead will obviously take a long time for those with ties to the tragedy to recover from. One man, the government employee in charge of safety for the concert, took his own life less than 24 hours after the incident took place.READ MORE

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K-Pop Fans Fall To Their Deaths At Tragic 4Minute Concert In South Korea [WATCH]

Buzz 11:20AM EDT

At least 16 have been killed and 11 injured after a ventilation grate collapsed and a group of concert-goers fell 20 meters into deep concrete shaft at a pop concert in Seongnam, south of Seoul in South Korea. The tragedy occurred during an outdoor performance by the popular Korean girl band 4Minute and other bands, Billboard reports.READ MORE

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LVMH Group Invests $80 Million Into K-Pop’s YG Entertainment: Aims To Help PSY’s Agency Expand To Fashion Industry

Genres 09:58AM EDT

Looks like the K-Pop giant is looking to expand! It’s been reported by The Hollywood Reporter that in a deal penned this weekend, French fashion and luxury goods mega-company LVMH Group has sunk $80 million into YG Entertainment, South Korea’s K-Pop juggernaut.READ MORE

Some members of K-Pop group SEVENTEEN will have new laws affecting them.

K-Pop and Korean Film Industry Gets New Laws for Protection of Minors and Idols

Genres 14:24PM EDT

The K-Pop industry is full of "idols," young or teenaged performers who perform smash pop hits right alongside their older cohorts/competition. The prominence of the youth stars in the scene has raised many wary questions from the West (who, you know, totally have young performers under control), and the Korean government has acted, releasing a law to monitor how and when minors perform.READ MORE

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